Laura Splan’s interdisciplinary studio practice explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. Her conceptually based projects examine the material manifestations of our mutable relationship with the human body. She reconsiders perceptions and representations of the corporeal with a range of traditional and new media techniques. She often combines the quotidian with the unfamiliar to interrogate culturally constructed notions of order and disorder, function and dysfunction. Her frequent combinations of textiles with technology challenge values of “the hand” in creative production and question notions of agency and chance in aesthetics. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes (blood, cosmetic facial peel, digital fabrication), which she mines for their narrative implications and untapped potentials. Her recent work uses biosensors to produce data-driven forms and patterns for objects and images as well as for movement with biosensor-actuated apparatus.
Laura Splan: Embodied Objects
Venue: Occurence Gallery
Address: 5455 De Gaspé, espace 108
Starts: Thursday March 15, 2018
Ends: Saturday April 21, 2018